Hats are one of my favorite wardrobe essentials, especially during the fall! I have grown quite the collection of fall hats over the years, but for some reason, I always justify a new one each year. I get so much wear out of them! Here you can find a roundup of the best fall hats to wear, along with my tips on how to wear and store them.
For more inspo on fall fashion, check out these blog posts here.
Best Felt Hats to Wear this Fall
How to wear felt hats for fall
You can pretty much pair them with any casual fall look! I especially love to reach for them when my hair isn’t looking its best or if my roots are looking dirty. Pair your fall hat with dresses, leather leggings or jeans. I especially love wearing hats when I know I’m going to be outside for a while, like going to the pumpkin patch or to an outside fall party. It’s important to protect your face from the sun not just in the summer, but all throughout the year. I talk about the best sunscreens in this post here.
When you add a hat to your outfit, it instantly elevates your look. So when you think your outfit is looking a little boring, add a hat! It helps bring the whole look together.
Different Types of Felt Hats
When you’re shopping for a fall felt hat, it’s important to find the right hat that fits you well and is comfortable to wear. A wide brim fedora has an exaggerated rim around the hat. These are very on-trend and can be worn snug against your head or laid back on your head where it’s pointed more vertically.
Another option for a felt hat is a short brim fedora. Much like it sounds, it has a smaller brim around the hat. These look best worn snug against the head. Depending on what type of hat and look you’re going for, you have the option of a short brim or wide brim. Felt hats also come with different accents made with a variety of materials like thick ribbons and braided leather bands.
How to style your hair with fall hats
Most of the time I wear my hair down with fall hats. But much like your hair when you wear a baseball cap, I think it looks cute with a low ponytail or bun. I like to pull some loose pieces from the front to give it an effortless look. You can get ready so quickly when doing this, so it’s perfect when you’re in a rush.
If you want to avoid flat hat hair, I also have a little hack for you to try! Part your hair the opposite direction you normally wear it. This way when you take off your hat you can flip it to the normal side and still have volume.
How to fix a bent hat
I hate when you order a cute felt fedora hat, and it arrives bent from the box. But don’t fret! You can easily fix this by running a steamer over the brim for 15-20 seconds, then let it cool on a flat surface (like the floor). This reshapes the hat every time! Be careful not to burn the brim by over steaming, if just needs a little heat to reshape.
How to Store Your Hats
I store all of my hats on the wall using command hooks so there are no holes in the wall, plus it doubles as decor! I can easily move them around if I decide to rearrange the room. You can also use nails if you don’t mind the holes. I used to store them in my office stacking them on top of one another; however, I noticed I wasn’t reaching for them as much as I hoped. Now that I see all of them, I wear them so much more!
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If you’re looking for a straw or summer hat, I have a roundup of my favorites here.
I know it can feel a little strange wearing something you’re not used to. I remember the first time I wore a big floppy hat I felt a little nervous that everyone would stare at it or something silly like that. If you’re new to wearing hats, don’t be! I promise anyone can rock a hat this fall.